A huge chunk of George Michael's estimated £100million fortune is expected to go to charity, with causes close to his heart set to benefit one last time from his generosity. Charities such as Childline, the Terrence Higgins Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, who all received lump sums of money from the altruistic star, are expected to be left a portion of his estate.
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The Wham! singer is also expected to leave a slice of his fortune to his godchildren, who include Roman and Harley Kemp - the children of his band's vocalist Shirlie Holliman and her husband Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp.
He is also expected to have ensured his older sisters Melanie and Yioda, his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz and his cousin Andros' two children, who are also his godchildren, will be left financially stable.
George's estimated fortune is made up of royalties from his lucrative music career, as well as properties including a £5 million Oxfordshire mansion, an £8 million pad in North London, a £2.5 million pad in Los Angeles and a £3.5 million home in Sydney.
He may also leave money to Geri Haliwell's daughter Bluebell, although his ex Kenny Goss was named as her godparent and not George, despite him being close to the Spice Girl.
Whilst with ex-boyfriend Kenny Goss, George invested heavily in art, spending vast sums on contemporary pieces by British artists such as Banksy, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. This included a Hirst glass tank containing a black calf which they bought for £3.5m in 2007.
As well as sales of over 100 million albums to boost his bank balance and big tours, in his heyday, George would happily appear at smaller, private bashes too in order to command huge pay days. Billionaire Russian nickel tycoon Vladimir Potanin reportedly paid him £1.78m for a gig at his Moscow home on New Year's Eve 2006. And Top Shop boss Sir Philip Green forked out over £1.5m for Michael's performance at his 55th birthday party in 2007.